Thursday, September 29, 2011

Who is this irresistible creature who has an insatiable love for the dead?

Do you recognize the title of this blog entry? It's the intro to the song Living Dead Girl, which is one of the few zombie things I really like. At least I think the song is about a zombie. This is a good song to listen to while applying Halloween makeup or just driving your car. One word of caution is that listening to music like this can affect how you drive. At least it makes me drive a little faster. Also, other drivers probably think I'm weird as they look over and see me mouthing with intense emotion:

Who is this irresistible creature who has an insatiable love for the dead? Living Dead Girl!

Ah, Rob Zombie. I haven't watched him in anything for a while. He's actually looking good (by Rob Zombie standards) in this video. I like the whole silent movie theme, complete with actors wearing 1920s makeup. The "Living Dead Girl" in the video appears to be some kind of sideshow zombie attraction. Even though I've listened to this song countless times, this is the first time I've watched the video! I definitely didn't know the lyrics before today. As it turns out, I've been singing my own made up lyrics for the past decade. I'm going to stick with some of my own words, because the actual lyrics are fairly disturbing.

However disturbing the lyrics are, they aren't as nonsensical as they first appear. I was semi-surprised to find that the Living Dead Girl song has it's own Wikipedia page. (I was only semi-surprised, because I found the Wikipedia page for duct tape the other day.) Anyway, if you read over this, you'll learn the meaning behind some of the lyrics: Living Dead Girl Wikipedia Page

B-Movie fans will be interested in some of this trivia!

So, here's my big confession: I'm not all that into modern zombies. As I mentioned in a previous blog post, I haven't been interested in any zombie movies since the original Night of the Living Dead. I like the more old school zombies, and by old school, I mean old. If future zombies somehow become attractive and charming (like vampires) I might take more of an interest.

It's not like I'm completely anti-zombie, though. I do like Rob Zombie, the original Night of the Living Dead, and the Haitian Voodoo zombies I wrote about earlier. Oh, and one of my favorite Simpson's Halloween specials has to do with zombies. This picture goes with one of the best parts of that episode. Here, the zombies are figuring out that Homer doesn't have much to offer them in the way of brains...

I want to like zombies as much as other people do, or at least understand the obsession. After all, zombies are the most popular monsters of our current time. I'm not sure why exactly, but I have a few theories. Sometimes, I look on the street and see people slowly walking, so into their ipods and cell phones, that they aren't even aware of what is going on around them. They can't be bothered to say Hello, as they blankly stare ahead. So maybe zombies are connected to modern culture. People were buzzing about the apocalypse earlier this year, and 2012 is fast approaching. Maybe this fear helps to feed the interest in apocalyptic zombie movies. There is a constant fear of chemical warfare, and extreme germaphobia now. Maybe this fear is reflected in movie plots where zombies spread their condition like a sickness.

What do you think the popularity of zombies says about our time? 


I think every decade has had a popular monster. The Mummy was big during the 1930s, because of Egyptian tomb excavation. The sci-fi movies of the 1950s and 1960s often involved aliens, because of advancements in space travel. There were also giant mutated creatures that were usually caused by nuclear disaster, because of the threat of atomic attacks. I also have a theory about the old time monsters being more physically active, just like people used to be. Just think about the Wolfman. He never stood still!

My guess is that the next hot monster is going to be the chupacabra. We just need to figure out what a chupacabra looks like. I've heard of supposed chupacabra discoveries, that only turned out to be dead dogs, random roadkill, and even a dead turtle missing its shell. (really) So, once we can all agree on what a chupacabra is, I'm sure it will be the next big thing!

You might wonder why I'm even thinking about zombies, since I'm not a die-hard zombie fan. Well, today is a special day in blog land. Today is the day of the blogger zombie walk, which was thought up by Autumn Forest. It's always interesting to see the different directions people take when talking about the same topic. Many people are participating in the zombie walk. Below is the long list of other participants. You can click through these blogs and read some zombie goodness from people who are probably more into zombies than I am. I hear there are going to be a lot of how-to's and giveaways, so take a look!

Autumn Forest Above the Norm: Bizarre Arizona Zombies Everywhere Holly's Horrorland Little Gothic Horrors Anything Horror Katy Bennett Horror Writer and Poet Bubba's Place Horror Smorgasbord Gnostalgia Monkey Man Words and Music Red Shoes Chronicles The Wolf's Eyes My Day in a Sentence Pixie's Horror Galore Strange State The Misadventures of HalloweeNut Halloween Blues Kweeny Todd The California Blogging Massacre Horror Shock Lolipop Vanessa Morgan Improbable Frontiers No Really, You Can Eat It Art By Living Dead Girl Nicole Two Gory Chicks A Dust Bunny in the Wind A Ghoul's Best Friend Zombies Are Magic Cherry Neko Saves the World Tall Tales At the Mansion of Madness The Haunted Rose The Rotting Zombie Halloween Overkill Out of the Shadows Creepy Glow Keyhole Gallery Creepy Glowbugg Bifocal Univision Haiku-Koo-Koo Sherry Soule Anchors and Roses Paranormal Researchers Group Whispering Pines History Lovely Miss Megs Sean Thomas Fisher's Blogwash Rise and Fight Stump Town Horror LoliClown's Little Blog of Horror Zombies Can't Love Books and Beyond The Grave Bandits Screaming Goregasms Lazy Daisy Life Icky Monster Pretty in Fiction Ivy's Closet Justine's Halloween Annie Walls Just Johnny


  1. American Witch, baby. Or some White Zombie. Radness.

  2. I have recently been making a Hallowe'en playlist for me and my friends to get merry to at Hallowe'en - it's safe to say that there are quite a few Rob Zombie/White Zombie tunes such as Living Dead Girl, Dragula, Meet The Creeper, I'm Your Boogie Man, Spookshow Baby. His music is perfect for getting a party going!

    I love Zombie films myself. I love any apocalyptic/natural disaster film for that matter. I love that Zombies have a huge following and some handy dandy hand books on how to survive a Zombie breakout of which I have a few.

    Somebody should write a guide book for zombies.. 'How To Catch A Human' or maybe even a human cook book. Oh right.. they can't read!

    I got my first taste of zombies when I was around 8 years old. My brother had got the first Resident Evil game on the PS1 for Christmas. I have loved that game and the films ever since. I still much prefer the first Resident Evil game over the newer releases.

    My favourite type of zombie is the ones that us humans have created with bio weapons rather than the old voodoo doctors raising the dead with magic and making them do their bidding. So I guess I prefer the newer zombie films but some of the old ones are just hilarious.

    An old Zombie film that I will always remember as being so cheesy and hilarious is Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror. Everything about this film had me laughing although the Zombie makeup was quite gross. There is a middle aged midget who plays a child in an incestuous relationship with his mother.. that alone was quite creepy!

    Zombies have evolved so much over the years. First they were just slow lumbering mindless slaves looking for a bit of brain, but now some are quite fast (28 Days Later) and some are actually using their rotting brains and show some intelligence (Land of the Dead). They seem to be evolving faster than us humans did!

    I love the Simpsons Hallowe'en specials! :D xxx

  3. Rob Zombie is one of my all time fave bands. I love the zombie from Hocus Pocus.

  4. I was going to say American Witch too! Great Blog, Loved it!

  5. Living Dead Girl is my favorite Rob Zombie song too!
    I also dig the older zombie movies more.
    Actually I agree with pretty much everything you said in this post! lol.
    Great minds, eh? ;)

    By the way, happy belated birthday!!
    I haven't forgot about your prizes.
    Since it's been so long (sorry!),
    I decided to wait and see if you enter/win my current giveaway.
    Cause I could send them together then.
    I'll reply to your email soon too, finally! *hangs head* lol.

    I'm also bummed I missed your giveaway.
    I've had my eye on your Halloween Candy print for awhile.
    Maybe I'll buy it as a Halloween gift for myself! >:)
    And congrats on having over 100 followers!
    You definitely deserve it. You and your blog are awesome! <3

  6. Zombilicious!

    Speaking of music and zombies, what about that group from the late 60's, The Zombies? "She's Not There" and "Tell Her No" and "Time Of The Season" - all great songs!

  7. Enjoyed your post... Hocus Pocus zombie!

  8. Here for the Zombie Walk. Very cool post... as usual... Keep up the good work!

    Also, I'm currently giving away a recipe book to make Halloween (zombie) cupcakes and a creepy horror short as part of the zombie walk. Thought you might be interested ;-)

  9. Fabulous post!

    You should check AMC's new TV drama: "The Walking Dead" an awesome new TV series!

    Thanks for sharing. Zombies ROCK!! :-D


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  10. I am a fan of the zombies humans created too. A medical experiment gone awry, a wonder drug turned everyone into brain munchin zbee'z is my fave!
    I have a ?? do u think I AM LEGEND (Will Smith) was vampires or zombies?
    A lot argue this so I am wondering what u think?

  11. Pensive ~ I just watched the American Witch animated video on YouTube. There was a brief moment where I saw the cartoon version of the Living Dead Girl in the video above! Other than that it was kind of a weird mixture of a badass topless witch on a motorcycle and a bunch of vintage looking Halloween critters. :)

    Vain Glory Sinner ~ I like making Halloween mixed CDs too! They're fun to have on hand for the party and when the kids come by for trick-or-treating. I think Living Dead Girl is strangely the only Rob Zombie song on one of my mixes! The others you mentioned are great choices too. The Boogieman song is a necessity. How is that not on my Halloween mix? What other bands are you including?

    Ooh... So you like those other kinds of zombies! That probably makes you more normal than me. :) Yeah, I've seen those handbooks. A guy I went to college with was always buried in his "how to survive a zombie apocalypse" book, but he wouldn't let me see it. I guess he didn't want me to survive in the event of an actual apocalypse. I'm not really kidding!

    Oh, a book on how to catch or cook humans is a great idea! I bet you could actually sell that. Get cracking! Any ideas for some recipes? That actually reminds me of another Simpson's Halloween special. The one where the aliens abduct the Simpsons and Lisa finds their cookbook...

    The Burial Ground movie sounds twisted! Yeah, no zombies are required in making that a messed up plot line.

    "Looking for a bit of brain" That's classic! :) Yeah, they have definitely changed over the years. 28 Days Later did shake things up a little. I don't know about Land of the Dead, so I'll have to look that one up...

    Vivienne ~ Yeah, isn't he great? I've been watching Rob Zombie music videos and interviews all evening. He's a smart and funny guy. He's also terrifying at times. Cool! You recognized the Hocus Pocus zombie! I wondered if anyone would get that.

    Annie ~ So, American Witch is a favorite zombie song, eh? I intend to look up the lyrics for that one, because I just know I'm making up my own words again! Rob Zombie is partially to blame, because he's a bit of a mumbler...

  12. Holly ~ Hey! Where have you been? And how have you been? Yes, great minds do think alike. :)

    Thanks for the birthday wishes! I wondered where my prize went... Glad it's not lost in the mail! I will give your other contest a shot too. :) Well, I'll probably have another giveaway for 150 followers!

    Oh, my. It's been so long that I didn't even remember you owing me an email! So that should be an interesting reply...I hope you get blogging - I've missed reading your thoughts.

    Eric ~ Yeah, the band "The Zombies" is awesome. I actually had thought about them after writing this. So, there is technically one more zombie thing I like. :)

    Adsila ~ Thanks! Yay, two of you recognized him. :) I need to watch Hocus Pocus again. It's been a long time! I used to love that movie when I was younger. It's not at all scary, just fun and goofy!

    Vanessa ~ Thank you! I will most definitely check out your blog post and giveaway. I like cooking/baking, so that sounds right up my alley. :)

    Sherry ~ Welcome to my blog! I would check that show out if I had cable. I've read some really good reviews of it. It sounds very intense!

    Books and Beyond ~ Welcome to you too! ZBee'z, eh? I know what you mean, but that term sounds like killer bees or something. :) Well, I saw I AM LEGEND on a date that was going horribly. (This was a last date.) My date was yelling about the guy reading a book with a book light throughout the movie and threatening to throw things at him. So I was a little distracted at the time. From what I gathered, the film was about zombies. It was also very depressing. I get that the ending was somewhat optimistic, but eeehhh.... I'm just not into end of the world stuff. I never even considered that the movie was about vampires!

  13. I prefer the Haitian voodoo zombies myself. Always have. It's the potions and the heat and the rum.

    And duct tape needs it's own wiki page.

  14. Okay... finally got here. I've been at this (think Reuben from 'The 'Burbs) ALL DAY! This zombie walk has seriously left me in a zombie state, so apologies in advance if my commenting is absolutely incoherent. I have diligently visited every blog. In order. And commented on each post! I even discovered that Kweeny Todd had written a tale in which my zombie self apparently snacks on your arm!!! I plead the Jessica Rabbit defence: I'm not bad, I'm only written that way.

    I love that still from 'Living Dead Girl'. She reminds me a bit of Siobhan Fahey (Bananarama/Shakespeare's Sister).

    Love the zombie story on 'The Simpsons', too, especially the hollow sound when they tap on Homer's head. Also, I'd forgotten about the zombie guy in 'Hocus Pocus'. I feel like watching that movie now!

    Anyhoo, still two more blogs to go...

  15. Phew I'm back! There has been a hell of a lot of blogs to comment on today!

    I'm not the greatest cook in the world so I think I'll leave that human cook book up to somebody else.. or I can just steal some Delia Smith recipes and replace chicken/pork/beef with a human rump or two!

    Some songs on my Hallowe'en party mix are..

    Alkaline Trio - Halloween. I much prefer their version rather than the Misfits version. Alkaline Trio make it seem more miserable haha!

    Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear The Reaper. It's a beautiful song.

    Two Creature Feature songs - The Greatest Show Unearthed & A Gorey Demise.

    Danny Elfman - This Is Halloween (from NBC)

    Gerard McMann - Cry Little Sister (from The Lost Boys)

    Harry Potter theme tune!

    Hocus Pocus - I Put A Spell On You. One of my favourite Hallowe'en songs!

    Iron Maiden - Fear of the Dark

    John Carpenters Halloween theme tune.

    Kerncraft400 - Zombie Nation.

    Killing Miranda - Teenage Vampire.

    Laika - Black Cat Bone (LOVE this song!)

    Marilyn Mason - Sweet Dreams and his version of NBC This Is Halloween.

    Meatloaf - Bat Out Of Hell (haha!)

    Michael Jackson's Thriller.

    Misfits - Monster Mash (an obvious one!)

    Talking Heads - Psycho Killer

    The Addams Family Theme tune.

    The Creepshow - Halloween (also a cover of the Misfits) and also Creatures Of The Night.

    The Cruxshadows - Ballrooms of Mars

    The Cure - Lullaby.

    The Specials - Ghost Town

    That's it so far! It's gunna be a blast! :D xxx

  16. Two favorite bands of mine for everyone to check out: the now split up Schoolyard Heroes from Seattle and the currently active Toxic Zombie from Portland. Some of the best Halloween shows I've attended.

  17. Ivy's Closet ~ Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed this one. :)

    Pangs ~ Yeah, there's nothing wrong with warm weather and rum! I'm actually not sure how the rum fits in here, but I'll take it! Yeah, the duct tape Wiki page is more extensive than you might think. I learned on there that duct tape is not even intended for use on ducts. Go figure.

    Little Gothic Horrors ~ Haha! Good 'ol Reuben (or Rube) :) OK, so you read and commented on every one of the zombie posts? Did you skip sleeping and eating? I made it through maybe ten of them and was burnt out. I know what you mean about the zombified comments. To be honest, I don't remember half of what I wrote last night. I went to bed wondering if everything I wrote made sense!

    Oh, yeah I read the story in which you took a bite out of my arm. Very descriptive! That story was a bloodbath, and it was all my blood. Hmm....
    Good Jessica Rabbit defense. I remember that part in the movie. :)

    I love that picture too. That's about as pretty as a zombie can look. Assuming the Living Dead Girl is even a zombie. The jury is sort of out on that one. I googled Siobhan Fahey and in some pictures she does resmemble the Living Dead Girl.

    Ha! I see you know your Simpson's Halloween specials! I am way too obsessed with those. Do you have a favorite one?

    Yeah, I seriously need to rent Hocus Pocus this month...

    Vain Glory Sinner ~ Have you been going through all the zombie blog entries as well? I didn't make it through them all, because there were so many!

    A human rump or two. :) Oh how funny and gross! Seriously, people would buy that book.

    Great mix of Halloween songs! I have to look a couple of them up, but for the most part these are all a part of my collection. Definitely Ghost Town. Psycho Killer! Another one that is lots of fun to sing. I would only add a little Loreena McKinnett for that soft, fairy, witch effect. Also some Rasputina is needed! Their song, Transylvanian Concubine is a must have! The Manheim Steamroller Halloween CD adds a lot of atmosphere too. There are some great old classical songs, like Funeral March of the Marionette, and Toccata in DeMole. Also... The Rolling Stones' Paint it Black, the theme song from The Alfred Hitchcock Show, and anything from The Rocky Horror soundtrack. That should about cover it. :)

    Rian ~ I had to look up both of those bands. The Schoolyard Heroes were good and gothy. Kind of like vampire rock. I was sort of getting into the song and then there was a lot of screaming. Woah! The singer looked pretty dramatic and intense/possessed.

    It looks like the members of Toxic Zombie dress the part! They've got some good guitarists. Thanks for passing these bands along!

  18. Yep... EVERY blog on the list! And I know the ones who didn't put up posts, too! It was Saturday here, and I lost most of the day! I stupidly thought I'd manage it in a couple of hours.

    At least in Kweeny's story you died a hero! I believe Autumnforest hit me in the head with a shoe while I was munching on your arm, yet apparently I was too "lazy" to care. Hahaha!

    I would have to say that "Treehouse of Horror III", which is the one that pic is from, would be my favourite. I do like the 'The Raven', in "Treehouse I", but "Dial 'Z' For Zombies" and "Clown Without Pity"are hilarious. We're always quoting those episodes.

    Store Owner: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse!
    Homer: [worried] Ooooh, that's bad.
    Owner: But it comes with a free Frogurt!
    Homer: [relieved] That's good.
    Owner: The Frogurt is also cursed.
    Homer: [worried] That's bad.
    Owner: But you get your choice of topping!
    Homer: [relieved] That's good.
    Owner: The toppings contains Potassium Benzoate. [Homer stares] That's bad.
    Homer: [worried] Can I go now ?


    Lisa: Dad, we did something very bad!
    Homer: Did you wreck the car?
    Bart: No!
    Homer: Did you raise the dead?
    Lisa: Yes!
    Homer: But the car's okay?
    Lisa & Bart: Uh-huh.
    Homer: All right then.

    We're always doing the "doll was set to evil", schtick!

  19. I actually have Translyvanian Concubine! Thanks for reminding me! I'll definitely have to add that to the mix!

    Paint it black is a classic! I was actually listening to that a few nights ago.

    I'll look up those few suggestions. Thanks! xxx

  20. Amazing entry to the Zombie Walk! Rob is one of my favorite music artists of all time and this video is nothing short of amazing. Love all of the nods to The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari in it!

  21. Little Gothic Horrors ~ That's pretty impressive! Oh, so some people didn't post zombie blog entries. Uh oh, they've been caught now! ;) Oh, I know what you mean. Sometimes projects that I think will only take a little time, end up taking all day to accomplish!

    Well, that's kind of you to say. Although, I'm afraid I came across as more of a victim than a hero in that one. I'd rather go down fighting instead of laying there like a gazelle as all the lions eat me! I can't see you as a zombie actually. You're too nice to go around biting people!

    The Simpson's version of The Raven is a classic. James Earl Jones has a great voice. I love these parts of that episode:

    When Lisa is reading a copy of The Raven, and Bart suspiciously notes that it is a school book. Lisa replies, "Don't worry, Bart, you won't learn anything." Then she begins to read the poem.


    Bart: Lisa, that wasn't scary, not even for a poem.

    Lisa: Well, it was written in 1845. Maybe people were easier to scare back then.

    Bart: Oh, yeah. Like when you look at Friday the 13th, part one. It's pretty tame by today's standards.

    I love the Potassium Benzoate quote too! :) Yeah, I'm often joking about mean people that they've been switched to evil like the Krusty doll! Sounds like you'd actually get that joke. Mostly, people go "Uh... yeah."

    I can't wait to see the Simpson's Halloween Special this year! I think I heard that it will actually be aired before Halloween this year.

    Vain Glory Sinner ~ Translyvanian Concubine is awesome! Do you have the Marlyn Manson mix of that? I like what he's done with Rasputina more than I like his own music for the most part!

    I will never tire of listening to Paint it Black.

    Yeah, I'll be looking up your suggestions too! I could use some new Halloween songs.

    Halloweenman666 ~ Thank you! :) Yeah, he does great video work. I love his creative mind. There are lots of hidden details to look for, and I like how there's a little humor now and then. At least that's my interpretation. Would you believe that I haven't seen The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari? Oops. I should probably get on that...

  22. Yeah, Rob Zombie is disturbing. I never been of fan of music or his movies.

    I think it's fine if you aren't obsessed with zombies, you have a brain of your own & your not a follower. Lol. I think for some people they aren't really a fan, just going with the trends. Like I remember when True Blood show came out, I only knew one other person who watched it. Then all of sudden, people who told me they don't like horror liked the show. Unless they were watching it for the sex scenes or a particular person...I found that a bit strange. Or maybe people the obsession with zombies for some people come from them wanting to go through the apocalypse. Survival. But I also do believe it's mainly for exactly what you said, every era had a famous monster.

    I always been a zombie geek, I've been prepping like a geek since I was like 4. :P

  23. Still wading my way through the Zombie Walk. Very nice.

  24. Real Queen of Horror ~ Oh? Rob Zombie can be pretty scary looking, but acts normal enough in interviews. To me, he's similar to Alice Cooper. I like a few of their songs, but I more admire their creativity and spirit. They would probably both be fun to hang out with, especially on Halloween!

    Thanks for saying that! It was actually kind of hard for me to admit that I'm not much into zombies, because everyone else is! Not that we can't all have different opinions. I just didn't want to offend any hardcore zombie fans. I agree that a lot of people are into zombies, because zombies are the current trend.

    I haven't watched True Blood, although I'd probably check it out if I had cable. I'm more of a vampire person. I think that sex scenes are the major reason a few shows are being watched! There actually is a guy on that show that would make it worth watching for me...

    People wanting to go through an apocalypse? What the heck! Life is hard enough as it is.

    I know what you mean. Sometimes I've had an interest, and enjoyed being the one quirky person with that interest. Then a bunch of other people come along and say they like whatever it is, because it's trendy. I feel like saying "No you don't!"

    Monkey Man ~ Thanks! I still have a ways to go too. There were so many to read! I've read maybe 10 zombie blog posts so far...

  25. It's really hard to imagine anyone wanting to be a zombie. Even if you're a huge fan of the genre, zombies just don't have the mystique or glamour of the vampire. And thank you for saying I'm too nice to go around biting people! Haha!

    I just listened to James Earl Jones reciting 'The Raven' on YouTube recently. I also watched a clip of John Astin (Gomez Addams) reciting it as well. John Astin apparently did some kind of theatre production based on Poe. It's very hard to go past James Earl Jones' version because his voice is so beautiful, but John Astin's version is really interesting because it's quite fast and there is a sense of building hysteria and madness.

    Yeah, I love the quotes you picked, as well. I get so used to referencing favourite quotes with family and friends, that I often use them without thinking with other people, and they look at me with a blank expression.

  26. Oh, how right you are about Zombie-fueled acceleration! I've got a remix of Dragula I can't play before hitting the interstate.

    Cheers on your zombie walk post! And great choices to include as you work your way through this year's discussion of the reanimated dead!

  27. Little Gothic Horrors ~ Yeah, I'm not sure I understand the fantasy either. I think I'm way too into hygiene to admire zombies...

    I'll look up that John Astin clip today! That sounds like a very different version of The Raven.

    Haha! I know what you mean. Sometimes I forget who I have an inside joke with. :)

    King Unicorn ~ Was that remix of Dragula on the Matrix soundtrack? That sounds sort of familiar. I heard Dragula on the radio while I was driving home from a friend's house the other night. It was late at night and I luckily had the road to myself. :) It's so dangerous!

    Glad you enjoyed my addition to the zombie walk!

  28. Wow, I just came across this comment thread and realized that you've already started what I'm doing over at my blog. I've got a "recipe exchange" of people's ultimate Halloween mixtape songs. I encourage all of you to check it out and submit lists of your own. My list is up here:

  29. Marvin ~ How funny! Well, I'll have to head over to your blog and make a few song additions. I'm sure we'll have a few favorite songs in common!